Here’s more evidence that East Van’s Waldorf Hotel is becoming one of the hottest spots east of downtown: Following the success of the first-ever Waldorf Hotel’s Canada Day Block Party / Food Cart Festival this past July 1, the hotel is teaming up with Yelp and Street Food Vancouver for the Yelp Food Cart Fest, a food cart festival that will run every Sunday from July 29 – September 2, 2012!
The Yelp Food Cart Fest will be more than just the (second) largest gathering of food trucks in Vancouver ever (the first being the inaugural Waldorf Hotel’s Canada Day Block Party): the Fest will include a series of community markets, live music performances, family entertainment, and a 19+ beer garden at the hotel’s “outdoor tiki beach area.”
Food Carts at the Yelp Food Cart Fest include La Brasserie, Off the Wagon, Re-Up, Soho Road, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, Cartel Taco, Streat Meat, Holy Perogy, and Pig on the Street, plus more food carts TBA.
Each Sunday will also feature a unique community market. The first market, on July 29, will be curated by Jamie Leah Gill of Moonrock vintage clothing and jewelry and will feature 50+ vendors of vintage and original clothing, accessories, art, jewelry, and home decor. Upcoming markets include a vintage market curated by The Chosen Ones, a farmers and artisan market, and an outdoor book and comic sale.
The Yelp Food Cart Fest runs for six consecutive Sundays at the Waldorf Hotel (1489 E.Hastings), from Sunday, July 29 – Sunday, September 2, 12pm – 6pm. Admission is free, so there is no excuse not to check this out—it sounds amazing!